[petsc-dev] Random123

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Sep 5 21:32:29 CDT 2017

   Heck we have repos of things with far more stringent silly licenses :-)


> On Sep 5, 2017, at 7:45 PM, Karl Rupp <rupp at iue.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Hi Toby,
> FYI: the Random123 license is just what is commonly referred to as the 2-clause BSD license:
> https://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause
> I don't see any problem with making a repo for it and using it for a PetscRandom implementation (IANAL).
> Best regards,
> Karli
> On 09/05/2017 06:26 PM, Tobin Isaac wrote:
>> I just came across Random123 [1]: portable, parallel, high-quality pseudorandom number generators.  It's developed by DE Shaw, but the license [2] looks to me like we should be able to make a repo for it and use it as a PetscRandom implementation.  Does anyone savvier than me want to look at the license and see if I'm missing something?
>> Cheers,
>>   Toby
>> [1]: https://doi.org/10.1145/2063384.2063405
>> [2]: http://www.deshawresearch.com/downloads/download_random123.cgi/Random123_License.txt

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